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... or should it be multi-tasking - smoking and paddling his own canoe.

A fisherman on Lake Inle (Burma/Myanmar). The classic shot would be having him cast the net whilst using the paddle with his leg. Alas, not to be, he was on a smoke break, and I was in a boat going the other way! The poles in the background anchor those floating gardens to the lake bed. The light was harsh and the guy's face was very shaded. I've lightened it a bit but any more looks too false. And yes, I know, I've cut off the pointy end of the boat, I was bouncing up and down a bit in our boat GrinGrin

A super response to my Arches image, thank you very much, especially the UA donors whom I have thanked personally (well, by PM actuallyGrin).

Dave

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Dec 2012 - 12:37 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:fag break!
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM
Tags:Boat, Burma, Fishing, Inle lake, Landscape / travel
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

At least he isn't sneaking behind the bike shed for a drag..................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

A great grab shot, Dave, and an interesting fishing net in his canoe. Carol

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capto
capto e2 Member 21236 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

An exotic slice of life. The content of this type of image is more important than 'correct' composition etc. A very enjoyable image to look at.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 9:06 AM

A great image and well timed too. The colour is just right
Steve

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digital_boi
14 Feb 2013 - 9:11 AM

fine capture Dave

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
14 Feb 2013 - 9:12 AM

Fantastic shot Dave, excellent composition and very nicely captured, boats do tend to move when you dont want them too, as I have found in the past Smile

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leontari
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:26 AM

An excellent vibrant capture Dave. Superb dof
Effrossini

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 9:33 AM

What an excellent photo Dave !! I am amazed that the canoe does not tip with him so in front !!

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sweetpea62
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:36 AM

Brilliant image Dave.superb comp and great colours..Lin

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14 Feb 2013 - 9:43 AM

Excellent capture Dave, like it a lot,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM

Another super image from your visit to Burma.

Albert

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:02 AM

Given your viewpoint and the light conditions, you have done jolly well in capturing this passing fisherman and his craft so beautifully, Dave.
Your fast shutter has stopped the action and the subject is very crisp and detailed.
Ronnie.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:06 AM

Fantastic work, Dave.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Feb 2013 - 10:33 AM


Quote: An exotic slice of life. The content of this type of image is more important than 'correct' composition etc. A very enjoyable image to look at.

ivor

I agree with that nice one well Done Dave, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM

Another insight into a different culture. I wonder how we in the western world would fare catching our own food?

Superb shot, content is excellent and I like the layers that draw the eye further back into the image the more you look.. Great work Dave

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:55 AM

Not an easy shot to get in the harsh light and a moving boat but you have got good details and colours - so overall a good image Dave.
Regards Richard

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM

How many years of practice, I wonder, go into being able to balance like this at the front of a boat? I actually love the light and details on his face so if you had to do some manipulation to achieve this, well done indeed!

Ann

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DixClix
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:13 AM

A lovely sharp image (especially considering that you were "bouncing about") and a wonderfully strong character study!
Richard

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:15 AM

I think this is a wonderful image - so authentic and I love the boat and the shape of the net.
The hat, the paddle an the pose are a photographer's dream.
Background interesting but doesn't detract from the subject.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:36 AM

You certainly made the most of occasion with this shot - not exactly tripod conditions in the boat SmileSmile
Terrific colours SmileSmile
Helen

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franken
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:54 AM

Superbly captured image Dave.

Ken

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:02 PM

brilliant light and detail dave belting colours a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:12 PM

You are making me wish I could go to Burma. Great shot

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AnnChown
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14 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM

A super image Dave - it works really well given the difficult circumstances outlined by you - lots of interest and detail. That fishing net is amazing.
Ann

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Term
Term e2 Member 885 forum postsTerm vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:29 PM

great image,

Ben

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achieverswales
14 Feb 2013 - 12:41 PM

Another masterpiece from this very interesting country Dave.


Regards

Trev.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:18 PM

Contrast handled very well again, the waves make a great lead in and the background poles link in well with his paddle and net. I don't think the face looks artificial, more like the light is reflected on to it. You probably feel the way you do because you know what you did to it! Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:29 PM

The mist creates a lovely sense of depth and distance to the image. Nicely captured with the oar at a diagonal. Also very much like the wave action in the water.

Anne

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Rende
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14 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

Beautiful composition and clarity Dave. Glad you didn't do the standard pose Wink
Rende

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 3:00 PM

Fantastic capture Dave
Jim

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
14 Feb 2013 - 3:17 PM

Another great picture. I love the various shades of blue.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 3:23 PM

A super image Dave... I just wonder how many channels he can pick up on that satellite dish Wink

Trev

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netta1234
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14 Feb 2013 - 3:36 PM

A Lovely imageSmile
NettaSmileSmile

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fificat100
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14 Feb 2013 - 3:41 PM

Well seen and excellently captured.

Lavina

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 3:54 PM

And doing a balancing act too, the way he's perched on the end of that boat! Wink A superb shot, Dave Smile
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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14 Feb 2013 - 4:38 PM

Love this Dave, I might be coming backWink

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Caziwinkles
14 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

Fab image. he's brave - sitting right on the tip of the canoe like he is - it looks deep!! Wink

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14 Feb 2013 - 6:00 PM

Perfect dof Dave, another fantastic image from your travel's.

John Smile

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14 Feb 2013 - 7:30 PM

Dave, lovely image with strong detail and vibrant colours..........very nice.


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14 Feb 2013 - 7:43 PM

Another cracker

Peter

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:52 PM

I'm loving this series, Dave -- makes me want to get there some day soon.
-=\Walter

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
14 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

love the movement of the water in general
and around the paddle in particular
a n d the expression on his face
stunning image
meniko

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 8:05 PM

Great capture with interest running through the entire image.

P.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:08 PM

Fantastic shot Dave I think you were multitasking keeping your balance and taking photo's.
Rob

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14 Feb 2013 - 8:20 PM

That shed is cutting off his net DaveWinkWinkWinkWink
Or is it a fence? Only joking.......
Dont take afenceTongue
Great work, and I dont mind the tip of the boat being missingSmile
Diane

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14 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

Great colours and detail, Don't worry about the pointy end bit looks better without it, keeps the attention on the fag man and net. Excellent shot Dave.
Trevor.

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14 Feb 2013 - 9:06 PM

A really super capture
Ju

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14 Feb 2013 - 9:31 PM

Top shot lovely detail and colour
mike

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HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 9:45 PM

Chraking shot with that light Dave, It is amazing how this people work, bare foot, little boats, etc. etc...... Very sharp, Did you have a tripode? GrinGrinGrin
ElenaSmile

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Deep_Bhatia
15 Feb 2013 - 3:19 AM

A lot to learn about Burma/Myanmar from your pictures. This is a awesome picture with a nice composition.

Deep

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15 Feb 2013 - 9:33 AM

Brilliant shot here Dave.
Is that your boat making the waves…????

Jocelia

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15 Feb 2013 - 7:21 PM

What an excellent photo

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YorkshireSam
16 Feb 2013 - 1:39 AM

Reading the conditions you did well here. It's strange how images from foreign lands always have that extra something too to fire our wunderlust. Like it !

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
17 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

My colleague!Wink Only one difference is between us, I do it for fun and he for food ...
Regards Valery

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20 Feb 2013 - 12:24 AM

Lovely detail and captured ,Dave.................Grin

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 3:47 AM

Seems like there was no break for this chap Dave, great capture under any circumstace and the light on his face looks very natural!
Rgds., Jim

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21 Feb 2013 - 11:43 AM

Wow, you actually managed to hire a boat!
could have done with one at times in Malaysia but then the rivers flow very fast, so how do you get it back.
and yes it is a wonderful capture!

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24 Feb 2013 - 11:46 PM

Great Color Reportage Capture ~ Peter

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